Thursday, 1 January 2015

DLP - Challenge #1: The Blank Page and How to Face It!

As you could probably tell from my previous post, I was rather keen to get going on the first challenge of the Documented Life Project 2015.

This year each month will have a theme, with weekly art and journal prompts. Plus you get to see each artist's take on the challenge. Plenty of inspiration there then!

So, jumping right in:

January Theme - The Blank Page and How to Face It!
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper

I started off layering up some  strips of vintage and modern book pages, a guitar score, and a map section from one of the Papermania paper stacks. The colour you see on the score is from ages ago - I was cleaning Dylusions inks off my stencils if I remember rightly! My guess at colours would be Pure Sunshine and Cut Grass. 

I didn't want to cover it up too much as I intended to go with the yellow/green colour scheme so added just a thin layer of gesso and then scraped a bit more on for texture with a plastic badge-holder-thingy. I also stamped a boarder and used Distress inks Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold, plus did a bit of stencilling in the corner. 


The finished page includes washi tape, some sponging through sequin waste in Wild Honey, a stamped kite coloured with a white paint pen, and the card is my favourite Chance card from Monopoly - You have won first prize in a crossword competition, Collect £100.  I chose to take the 'goal keeper' prompt quite loosely. The first verse of Whitesnake's Here I Go Again fitted the bill for me today. 


  1. Brilliant job Nicola

    Happy New Year to you and your family


  2. Looks great. Here's to the next 51 weeks!

  3. Fabulous start to your DLP Nicola - love the whole page. Happy New Year to you all. Hugs Cherry xxx

  4. I really love this page and TFS how you did it. GREAT Song! Love Whitesnake!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx